The new 2012 Zurich Consensus statement is designed to build
on the principles outlined in the previous documents and to
develop further conceptual understanding of this problem using a
formal consensus-based approach. A detailed description of the
consensus process is outlined at the end of this document under
the “background” section. This document is developed for use by
physicians and health care professionals primarily who are
involved in the care of injured athletes, whether at the recreational,
elite or professional level